Mary Garvey is a Seattle native who attended Holy Names Academy and Central Washington University. She has had a diverse career that fits her eclectic interests. Throughout her life she has been an Escrow Officer, a successful Real Estate Broker, an Interior and Landscape Designer, and a Flight Attendant. As a flight attendant she traveled the world for 13 years. Mary has always had a passion to learn, achieve and master venues that excite her – she doesn’t have a boring bone in her body.
(Coco by Mary Garvey)
Mary was always fascinated with glass; having observed the glass blowers in Venice, Italy. She has studied at the Pratt Institute of Seattle, with subsequent training at Seattle Art Glass, Seattle Community College and Bullseye Glass in Portland.
For the last 2 years she has taught 200-plus aspiring students the Art of Glass Fusion at Ingraham High School. She has worked and instructed with Alan Goodwin, the Art Department Chairperson at Ingraham. She stated that the art students at Ingraham “are so smart, quick and creative – its inspiring to see the brilliance of these young people”.
Stepping into the limelight with her Fusion Glass Fantasies, she is creating lovable, eclectic art, specializing in colorful figures, custom art, and stand-up glass sculptures. Her people and animals make you smile, laugh and be happy. Studying a photograph of her sister, she created an image of what was happening in her life that day, and depicted the mood perfectly. Mary’s work is one-of-a-kind, and she will create personal glass sculpture depictions from photographs provided by her clients.